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What Happens When You Cut GMOs Out of Your Diet?

Rodale’s Organic Life by Gina Roberts-Grey Source: Melinda Shelton Considering that they’re everywhere, from restaurants to grocery stores to some farm stands, genetically modified ingredients aren’t easy to avoid, but it can be done (for the most part) with some creativity. Crops once threatened by persistent insect pests now genetically engineered to produce their own… Read more »

The U.S. Government Wants You to Know that GMOs are Safe

Cornucopia’s Take: The FDA will be launching a public information campaign, hatched by Big Ag and Big Food, to convince Americans that GMOs are safe. This newly funded campaign – with your tax dollars – hopes that the government is a more convincing messenger than Monsanto and their ilk. Cornucopia supports the precautionary principle and… Read more »

Lab Rats Used in Safety Studies Eat Feeds Laced with Pesticides, Herbicides and GMOs

The Ecologist by Pat Thomas Source: Tatiana Bulyonkova A new scientific study has found that laboratory rats used in health and toxicity studies are routinely given feeds contaminated with herbicides, pesticides and GMOs, writes Pat Thomas, potentially invalidating the results of crucial safety tests on GMOs, agrochemicals, medical drugs and other substances, on which health… Read more »

Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism

Independent Science News by Jonathan Latham, PhD Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people agree, essential to any equitable and open system of government. These statements about journalism are especially… Read more »

Is Non-GMO Hurting Organic?

The Organic & Non-GMO Report by Ken Roseboro Source: Brady Wahl Some natural food retailers have concerns about non-GMO label but say it’s necessary for consumer choice While some natural food retailers are concerned about the impact of Non-GMO Project verified products on sales of organic foods, most believe that—without mandatory labeling of genetically modified… Read more »

Are the “Wires and Lights in a Box” Keeping us in the DARK?

by Gayla Prewitt You are probably familiar with the quote, “…control the food and you control the people.” I would like to take those words a step further and say, “Control the message about what we are doing to the food and you control the people even more.” With Congress set to vote soon on… Read more »

Congress Wrestles With Laws on GMO Labeling

Roll Call By Georgina Gustin Credit: Illustratedjc Just a few weeks before Election Day in Washington state this year, polls showed voters were solidly behind a measure calling for labels on genetically modified food. Proponents, from state farming coalitions to D.C.-based advocacy groups, felt optimistic. But then came a surprise, although it followed what seems to… Read more »

Europe’s Food Fight Shifts After GM Crop Vote

Reuters by Chris Arsenault Source: Sozialfotografi ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Campaign groups and the biotech industry are digging in for a new round of conflict, following the European Union’s decision to allow member states to set their own rules on growing genetically modified organisms. Environmentalists who favor a GMO ban say the crops have… Read more »

Will European Requirements for Labeling GMO Foods Survive New Trade Negotiations?

Huffington Post By Michael Lipsky This week U.S. and European negotiators will begin secret talks that could bargain away a key element in American resistance to GMO foods. The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also referred to as a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), will focus on “normalizing” regulatory practices that business interests… Read more »

Mexican Judge Bans Planting of GMO Soy

Crop Seen as Threat to Honey Bee Colonies Environmental and Food Justice by Devon G. Peña Credit: Scott Bauer According to reports appearing in the Mexican print media, a federal district court judge in Yucatán yesterday overturned a permit issued to Monsanto, the U.S.-based multinational corporation that is a leading purveyor of genetically modified crops (GMOs). The permit, which had been issued by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries… Read more »